That Connecticut’s all-Democrat Congressional delegation weathered the Republican storm in November certainly relieved the incumbents, but they’re gloating about it down in Texas. Richard Dunham of the Houston Chronicle’s Washington bureau notes that before the conservative wave, “Texas was a large state with a small footprint on Capitol Hill.” Connecticut, on the other hand, had veteran legislators in key positions in the House and Senate.
All that’s changed now that Texas has the largest contingent of majority Republicans in Congress. Connecticut and other states with all-Democratic delegations are out of luck.
“Totally blue states are relegated to the farthest back bench you can sit on,” Matt Mackowiak, president of Potomac Strategy Group, a Washington-based Republican communications and consulting company, tells Dunham. “It’s a lonely and precarious place for states like Connecticut.”